The Lavender Scare: Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians @ Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Milwaukee [17 January]

The Lavender Scare: Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians


292
17
January
10:00 - 20:30

 Facebook event page
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
1360 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
As the famous question, “Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?” resonated in the halls of Congress, security officials were posing another question at least as frequently, if more discreetly: “Information has come to the attention of the Civil Service Commission that you are a homosexual. What comment do you care to make?”

Charges that the Roosevelt and Truman administrations were havens for homosexuals proved a potent political weapon, sparking a “Lavender Scare” more vehement and long-lasting than McCarthy’s Red Scare. Historian David K. Johnson will relate the frightening, untold story of how, during the Cold War, homosexuals were considered as dangerous a threat to national security as Communists.

Museum Members $5 | Non-Members $8
OR PICK 3 PROGRAMS AND PAY REDUCED ADMISSION. Choose from:
The Ladies that Broke the Blacklist
McCarthy and the Hollywood Blacklist: Parallel Delusions
Victim and Villain: Jewish Responses to the Red Scare
Hollywood on Trial with Tony Kahn
The Lavender Scare: Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians
Hollywood’s Friendly Witness: Elia Kazan
Museum Members $12.00 | Non-members $20.00

A screening of the documentary film The Lavender Scare will be presented by Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival at the UWM Union Theater (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.) on Thursday, November 8 at 7:00 pm.

David K. Johnson (Ph.D. Northwestern) is an Associate Professor in the history department at the University of South Florida. His first book, The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government, (University of Chicago, 2004) won three awards, including the Herbert Hoover Book Award and the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction. A documentary film version of The Lavender Scare by Emmy-award winning director Josh Howard appeared last year at over fifty film festivals and won over a dozen best documentary awards. Johnson also co-edited The U.S. Since 1945: A Documentary Reader (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), an anthology of primary source documents for students studying modern American politics and culture.

A nationally recognized authority on LGBT history, Johnson has contributed to numerous reports, including the National Park Service’s LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer History; Making the Framework FAIR for the California Department of Education; and Historians of Anti-Gay Discrimination Brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals in several same-sex marriage cases.

Sponsored by Cream City Foundation. Offered in connection with Blacklist: Hollywood’s Red Scare, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, October 12, 2018 – February 10, 2019.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.
6
To event organizer

Information about this event was found on Facebook and automatically published unchanged through its API.

If you are an organizer of this event, you have the following possibilities:

Right now you can synchronize the information on the web-site with the information on the Facebook page (facebook.com/events/1818326971620554/).

Do not want your event to be published on our website? Write us about this and we will remove it as soon as possible.

Still have questions? Any proposals?
Please, use the feedback form.

Upcoming events @ Jewish Museum Milwaukee:

Allied in the Fight: Lunch and Learn with Curator Molly Dubin
Allied in the Fight: Lunch and Learn with Curator Molly Dubin
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Blacklist Curatorial Talk with Ellie Gettinger
Blacklist Curatorial Talk with Ellie Gettinger
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
MKE Museum Week: Extended Hours
MKE Museum Week: Extended Hours
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Docent-Led Tour of ‘Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare’
Docent-Led Tour of ‘Blacklist: The Hollywood Red Scare’
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Hollywood’s Friendly Witness: Elia Kazan
Hollywood’s Friendly Witness: Elia Kazan
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
The Blacklist: A Tarnish on Hollywood’s Golden Age
The Blacklist: A Tarnish on Hollywood’s Golden Age
Jewish Museum Milwaukee
Conversation Starter: Black, Jewish and Red
Conversation Starter: Black, Jewish and Red
Jewish Museum Milwaukee

The most anticipated events in Milwaukee :

Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama
Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama
Miller High Life Theatre
Bike or drive across Lake Michigan?
Bike or drive across Lake Michigan?
Milwaukee Harbor
Eric Church: Double Down Tour
Eric Church: Double Down Tour
Fiserv Forum
Mitten Fest 2019
Mitten Fest 2019
Burnhearts
Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road
Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road
Fiserv Forum
Eric Church: Double Down Tour
Eric Church: Double Down Tour
Fiserv Forum
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
Monster Jam Triple Threat Series
Fiserv Forum
Michelle Obama | Milwaukee
Michelle Obama | Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee Marathon
Milwaukee Marathon
Milwaukee Marathon
The most popular events in your news feed!